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EE or EE/BO Girl or Boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HighNDryFarm, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 that look like this. I'm pretty sure 2 are cockerels due to the sprouting of two longer feathers that sprouted on their tails. They only show when the tail is at a certain level but before that I thought they were all pullets. They're either out of my EE hen and EE roo or my buff Orpington and EE roo. I figured the one's that didn't have muffs were BO/EE but did I read the EE's can come out without muffs? Anyway, what do you think this one is?

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  3. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh sorry....they hatched 2/27-3/3, so a little over 3 months.
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

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    S/he looks just like a black australorp!
     
  5. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pictures of all 4 in question for comparison?
     
  6. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    S/he looks just like a black australorp!

    Well the mom could have been my Buff Orpington...isn't the Australorp just a black version of the BO???? So the genetic people should tell us if the Silver EE could offer a gene, combined with the Buff Orpington, give us a similar genetic makeup to the Australorp?​
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Well the mom could have been my Buff Orpington...isn't the Australorp just a black version of the BO???? So the genetic people should tell us if the Silver EE could offer a gene, combined with the Buff Orpington, give us a similar genetic makeup to the Australorp?

    I have no clue! I have two black australorps that are 12 weeks old and they look identical to your chick. [​IMG]
     
  8. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll see if I can keep them straight and get all of them....they move fast! I'll see if my husband will help me. I'll just head for the scratch and they'll come running.[​IMG]
     
  9. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Quote:Well the mom could have been my Buff Orpington...isn't the Australorp just a black version of the BO???? So the genetic people should tell us if the Silver EE could offer a gene, combined with the Buff Orpington, give us a similar genetic makeup to the Australorp?

    I have no clue! I have two black australorps that are 12 weeks old and they look identical to your chick. [​IMG]

    Are yours all pullets? I have 3 Australorps right now but they're only a week old so they still look like penguins. [​IMG]
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have no clue! I have two black australorps that are 12 weeks old and they look identical to your chick. [​IMG]

    Are yours all pullets? I have 3 Australorps right now but they're only a week old so they still look like penguins. [​IMG]

    I grabbed them from the pullet bin at TSC so I am hoping they are all girls. I wont know for sure until they lay eggs but so far no signs of a rooster. Would you like me to post pics?

    [​IMG] You are right! They do look like penguins when they are young! Haha! [​IMG]
     

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